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- UFC Lightweight Division
- UFC Lightweight Champion
- UFC Lightweight Rankings
- UFC Weight Divisions
UFC Lightweight Division
The Lightweight Division in MMA contains different weight classes. The UFC Lightweight Division, in particular, limits fighters within 146-155 lb (66-70 kg). The UFC Lightweight Division is between the Featherweight and Welterweight Division. The current UFC Lightweight Division is also considered as one of the most stacked UFC Weight Classes.
UFC Lightweight Champion
The current Undisputed UFC Lightweight Champion is Khabib Nurmagomedov. Khabib announced his retirement at UFC 254 after defeating Interim Champion Justin Gaethje but has not yet vacated his title.
Khabib Nurmagomedov has vacated the UFC Lightweight Championship after officially announcing his retirement.
Charles Oliveira is the current UFC Lightweight Champion.
UFC Lightweight Rankings 2021
Prior to UFC 31 in 2001, the Lightweight Title was known as the Bantamweight Title. The Strikeforce Lightweight Title was seemingly unified with the UFC Lightweight Title on April 20, 2013, when Benson Henderson defeated Gilbert Melendez.
The UFC Lightweight Title has been held by the likes of Frankie Edgar, Anthony Pettis, Rafael Dos Anjos, and Eddie Alvarez throughout the years. At UFC 205, Featherweight Champion Conor McGregor won the Lightweight Title after defeating Eddie Alvarez via TKO and became the first fighter in UFC history to hold two belts simultaneously.
At UFC 223, Khabib Nurmagomedov became the Lightweight Champion after defeating Al Iaquinta via unanimous decision. Khabib went onto defend the title against Conor McGregor, Dustin Poirier and Justin Gaethje and tied the record for the most title defences in the division along with Benson Henderson.
He announced his retirement at UFC 254, though the title is yet to be vacated. Dana White confirmed on March 18th, 2021 that Khabib has officially retired and vacated the title.
Charles Oliveira defeated Michael Chandler at UFC 262 to become the UFC Lightweight Champion.
Current UFC Lightweight Champion: Charles Oliveira [31-8, 1NC]
Latest Updates on Different UFC Weight Classes
|Rank||Fighter||Win/Loss Record||Last Fight||Next Fight|
|Champion||Charles Oliveira||31-8, 1NC||Defeated Michael Chandler||TBD|
|1||Dustin Poirier||28-6, 1 NC||Defeated Conor McGregor||TBD|
|2||Justin Gaethje||22-3||Lost to Khabib Nurmagomedov||Michael Chandler (UFC 268)|
|3||Beneil Dariush||21–4–1||Defeated Tony Ferguson||TBD|
|4||Michael Chandler||22-6||Lost to Charles Oliveira||Justin Gaethje (UFC 268)|
|5||Islam Makhachev||20-1||Defeated Thiago Moisés||Rafael dos Anjos (UFC 267)|
|6||Tony Ferguson||25-6||Lost to Beneil Dariush||TBD|
|7||Rafael Dos Anjos||30-13||Defeated Paul Felder||Islam Makhachev (UFC 267)|
|8||Dan Hooker||20-10||Lost to Michael Chandler||Nasrat Haqparast (UFC 266)|
|9||Conor McGregor||22-6||Lost to Dustin Poirier||TBD|
|10||Gregor Gillespie||14-1||Defeated Carlos Diego Ferreira||TBD|
|11||Carlos Diego Ferreira||17-4||Lost to Gregor Gillespie||Grant Dawson (UFC Fight Night 195)|
|12||Brad Riddell||10-1||Defeated Drew Dober||TBD|
|13||Rafael Fiziev||10-1||Defeated Bobby Green||TBD|
|14||Arman Tsarukyan||16-2||Defeated Matt Frevola||Christos Giagos (UFC Fight Night 192)|
|15||Thiago Moisés||15-5||Lost to Islam Makhachev||TBD|
UFC Weight Divisions
- Light Heavyweight
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Last Updated: August 30th, 2021